What's On

CAA - Monthly Meetings: Held on the first Wednesday of each month

Check the next meeting venue HERE Collaborate

Great British Buildings - Cambridgeshire

RIBA Members £7.50 Non Members £10 Students £5

Booking via www.architecture.com/whats-on

Look out for this autumn's Great British Buildings Programme, a series of talks and tours showcasing some of this year's RIBA award winners.

26 September - Marmalade Lane by Mole Architects

3 October - Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge by Haworth Tompkins

17 October - The Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge by Stanton Williams

22 October - Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College by Walters & Cohen Architects

24 October - Goldsmith Street, Norwich by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley

7 November - St Albans Museum + Gallery by John McAslan + Partners

Brick Works

16 October 2019, 5.30 to 8.30pm

The Old Hall, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9ET

Building on the success of the first regional events in Birmingham and Manchester during 2018, this year the Brick Development Association is delighted to deliver its first ever Brick Works evening in Cambridge.

Hosted by the University of Cambridge, you will hear from one of the world’s leading authorities on the history of clay brick, Dr James W.P. Campbell, Reader in Architecture and Construction History, Queens’ College (Fellow) and Director of Studies both for Queens’ and Trinity. Other speakers include Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, Bureau de Change and award-winning architect, ceramist artist and designer, Maria Gasparian, on what she considers the possibilities for creating extraordinary architecture by combining ceramic art and industrial manufacturing.


  • 17:30 - 18:00 Networking, drinks and canapes
  • 18:00 - 18:40 Historical perspective. Presentation by Dr James W.P. Campbell, University of Cambridge, Q&A
  • 18:40 - 19:20 Contemporary practice. Presentation by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, Bureau de Change, Q&A
  • 19:20 - 20:00 Industrial innovation. Presentation by Maria Gasparian, Q&A
  • 20:00 - 20:30 Networking, drinks and canapes

Book via Eventbrite - HERE

Keeping Cambridge Special

28 September 2019, 9.00 to 1pm (Registration at 9am)

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

Contribute and debate the evolving new Local Plan


Spatial implications of zero carbon

Implications of biodiversity

What housing will we need?

Book via Eventbrite - HERE

Cambridge 2030 - Meeting the Zero Carbon challenge

10 September 2019, 7.00 to 9pm (doors open at 6.40pm)

St John’s College, The Old Divinity School, St John’s Street

An evening of celebration, conversation and inspiration to mark the 10th anniversary of Open Eco Homes.

With keynote speaker Baroness Brown of Cambridge Julia King and a panel of housing experts including architect Meredith Bowles, Greater Cambridge Senior Sustainability Officer Emma Davies, and Open Eco Homes host and particle physicist Bart Hommels.

Cambridge 2030 is an opportunity to listen, talk and network. As well as our panel discussion we’ll have relevant organisations and business available to answer your questions, information to take away and space to meet and talk over refreshments.

Join the conversation to help co-create a housing vision for Cambridge that answers the climate emergency and delivers good quality life enhancing homes for every citizen.

CAA - Summer Social 2019

Wednesday 7th August 2019, 6.30pm for 6.45pm departure

Setting off from St John's College Harbour

(Accessed via Northampton Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP


  • For those who can't make the start time or don't wish to travel on the water, please feel free to join the party at Mill Pond for the picnic at 7:15pm (opposite the Double Tree, West bank of the River Camb).
  • Refreshments will be provided in the punt, but please bring whatever picnic food and drinks you wish.

If you can't make the outbound punt, there may be spaces available for the return trip back to St John's Harbour.


If the weather is bad the event will revert to an indoor venue, so please still join us at St John's Harbour for 6.30pm.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT via Eventbrite

ARU - Summer Exhibition 2019

13th June 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm opening + awards ceremony

Ground floor, Marconi Building, Chelmsford Campus

Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

Exhibition includes student work from the following courses:

BA (Hons) Architecture - BSc (Hons) Architecture - BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology MSc Town Planning - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Engineering

Exhibition open daily 10am-6pm ending at 1pm on Monday 24 June 2019

ARSOC Talk - Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects

13th May 2019, 5.30pm to 7pm

Department of Architecture 1-5 Scoope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX

Hear from the big man himself.

RIBA 66 Portland Place

Unitil 21 May 2019, 10am to 5pm

Last chance to see Making It Happen

How are architects working with communities to improve local buildings and places during times of economic and political austerity? Four immersive installations, representing recent projects from around the UK, fill the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place to offer inspiring examples of architects and local communities working together.

ARSOC Talk - Reiner de Graaf of OMA

8th May 2019, 5.30pm to 7pm

Department of Architecture 1-5 Scoope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX

Reiner's professorship focuses on how buildings have become an indespensible vehicle for generating financial returns and the implications this has on architectural form and typology. His program, entitled 'The Assett Class', radically reexamines the history of architecture...

RIBA CPD Event Cambridge

25 April 2019, 10am to 5pm

The RIBA suite of contracts have been updated. Find out what's changed and all you need to know about the new formats, what the differences are and why your current approach might need a refresh.

3C Shared Services CPD Event Cambridge

25 April 2019, 2pm at South Cambs District Council offices, Cambourne

Hear about innovative insulation products from ACITIS who have a new innovative insulation system for walls and roofs.

To book your place, please email buildingcontrol@3csharedservices.org

Cambridge Architecture ReLaunch - SAVE the DATE

Tuesday 5th March 2019

We've bought forward our annual Cambridge Association of Architects networking event to mark the relaunch of our bi-annual publication Cambridge Architecture. At the event we'll showcase some of the exciting projects supported recently by us. More details will follow shortly, but for now, save the date!

CAA Christmas Social

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 - 6.30pm until late

Venue: Old Bicycle Shop, Cambridge

Join your friends, colleagues and design community for that annual catch up and intel on what to look out for in 2019. Who are the new movers and shakers likely to be and who are the best practices to work with. All this and more...

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